Phase two of Lusk Community College now slated for 2019
THE long wait for the second phase of Lusk Community College go on for another two years with the new building now slated for delivery in 2019.
The constant delays in the project brought frustrated parents and the whole school community onto the streets in protest but the Department of Education has now admitted the new school building will not be ready until 2019. Deputy Brendan Ryan who quizzed the Department of Education on the issue in the Dáil recently, said the 2019 delivery date for the much-delayed project is ‘unacceptable’.
Deputy Ryan told the Fingal Independent: ‘According to the Minister, work will not begin until later in 2017 and will take 18 months to complete.
‘ That means the next phase of the school will not be ready until 2019.’
The local Labour TD added: ‘ This is totally unacceptable. I am calling on Minister Bruton to take a hands on approach and to push this project forward as a matter of urgency. Two years is too long to wait.’
More worrying for those in Lusk anxiously waiting for news on the project is that 2019 date assumes there are no further issues with the project that might delay it further.
The Minister for Education, Richard Bruton told the Deputy that ‘Subject to no issues arising it is anticipated that construction will commence in late 2017 and the project is scheduled to take approximately 18 months to complete.’
Deputy Brendan Ryan.